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blood sport

n.
A sport involving bloodshed, such as cockfighting.

blood sport

n
(Hunting) any sport involving the killing of an animal, esp hunting

blood′ sport`


n.
any sport involving killing or the shedding of blood, as bullfighting, cockfighting, or hunting.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
bullfighting, tauromachy - the activity at a bullfight
cockfighting - participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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Photographer Keith Vaughton was given access to the Blood Sport 2 event, which was held in an old cotton mill near Bolton, on the understanding that the fighters were not named.
BLOOD sport loving Theresa May is straining at the leash to revive fox hunting in England and Wales.
00pm The number of female big game hunters is on the rise, and this documentary follows two of them - Rebecca Francis and Jacine Jadresko - in an attempt to get to the heart of their personal stories and the motives that fuel their participation in this controversial blood sport.
May focuses not upon descriptions of fox-hunting, but rather upon criticisms of the cruelty of this blood sport and its aristocratic enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, their efforts to save Medusa have to be postponed for a while after they become unwittingly embroiled in the brutal blood sport of the Scythian tribe.
The ban was put into effect after a United States animal welfare organisation raised concerns over the birds potentially being used for cockfighting, a blood sport.
The tiger cub, Boots, has a twin, Brute, who is trained to fight gladiators in the Coliseum--a blood sport for the amusement of Caesar and the crowd.
It is distressing that the disagreement over the role of gays and lesbians in the church has been turned into a blood sport between provinces.
Attacking and demonizing the federal courts has always been the blood sport of demagogues and those with small minds.
Around 20 men and women, wearing black balaclavas and black combat gear, descended on the Old Surrey Burstow and West Kent Hunt in Chidding- stone soon after it started to protest about the blood sport, which could be in its last season if Parliament bans it.
He posits a "genetic yearning for the spiritual through blood sport that lies deep within the hind brain of us all.
The Joffrey was being subjected, I suspect, to a bit of Yank bashing, which bad-mannered Brits still consider a jolly blood sport.